A Brighter Tomorrow

According to a 2017 national survey, one in five Americans has a mental illness. Whether it's you or someone you know, it impacts us all, no matter your age, gender, or race. It can be difficult to talk about, leaving many mid-Missourians feeling alone in the dark. That's why we're shining a light on mental health. You are not alone. KOMU 8 Cares... A Brighter Tomorrow.

A Brighter Tomorrow

REEDS SPRING, Mo. – Students in the Reeds Spring School District will begin a four-day school week next school... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, February 22 2020 Feb 22, 2020 Saturday, February 22, 2020 4:11:55 PM CST February 22, 2020 in A Brighter Tomorrow
Black LGBTQ youth are less likely to receive mental health... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, February 22 2020 Feb 22, 2020 Saturday, February 22, 2020 3:51:16 PM CST February 22, 2020 in A Brighter Tomorrow
CONWAY, AR – A barbershop in Arkansas is helping its community open up about mental health. Picture Perfect has become... More >>
2 days ago Friday, February 21 2020 Feb 21, 2020 Friday, February 21, 2020 12:30:37 PM CST February 21, 2020 in A Brighter Tomorrow
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Firefighters are more likely to die by suicide, than in the line of duty, according to a... More >>
3 days ago Thursday, February 20 2020 Feb 20, 2020 Thursday, February 20, 2020 3:48:57 PM CST February 20, 2020 in A Brighter Tomorrow
A new report shows "active shooter drills" might be doing more harm than good. Today, 95% of schools participate in... More >>
3 days ago Thursday, February 20 2020 Feb 20, 2020 Thursday, February 20, 2020 3:11:55 PM CST February 20, 2020 in A Brighter Tomorrow
Loxahatchee, FL – According to the national institute of mental health, nearly one in five people in the United States... More >>
4 days ago Wednesday, February 19 2020 Feb 19, 2020 Wednesday, February 19, 2020 9:20:54 AM CST February 19, 2020 in A Brighter Tomorrow
Addiction is a brain disease manifested by compulsive substance despite harmful consequences. People with addiction, also known as severe substance... More >>
5 days ago Tuesday, February 18 2020 Feb 18, 2020 Tuesday, February 18, 2020 6:22:56 AM CST February 18, 2020 in A Brighter Tomorrow
A new study shows a substantial number of young adults are starting college feeling depressed or anxious. The study... More >>
6 days ago Monday, February 17 2020 Feb 17, 2020 Monday, February 17, 2020 7:45:39 PM CST February 17, 2020 in News
(CNN) -- Science shows moderate to vigorous aerobic exercise is good for us -- it improves sleep; lowers blood pressure;... More >>
1 week ago Friday, February 14 2020 Feb 14, 2020 Friday, February 14, 2020 11:46:11 AM CST February 14, 2020 in A Brighter Tomorrow
Snapchat is checking in with its users' mental health with its newest update. The app, popular with users ranging... More >>
1 week ago Thursday, February 13 2020 Feb 13, 2020 Thursday, February 13, 2020 8:00:27 AM CST February 13, 2020 in A Brighter Tomorrow
A joint study conducted by researchers at the University of Chicago and the University of Pittsburgh shows children may be... More >>
1 week ago Tuesday, February 11 2020 Feb 11, 2020 Tuesday, February 11, 2020 12:46:25 PM CST February 11, 2020 in A Brighter Tomorrow
Mother Nature can be good for your mental health, according to research from the University of Wollongong in South Wales.... More >>
1 week ago Tuesday, February 11 2020 Feb 11, 2020 Tuesday, February 11, 2020 12:36:33 PM CST February 11, 2020 in A Brighter Tomorrow
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Mental Health Resources

Crisis Hotlines

  • Mid-Missouri Crisis Line
  • 1-888-761-4357
  • 1-573-445-5035
  • Suicide Prevention Hotline
  • 1-800-273-8255
  • Mental Health Crisis Hotline
  • 1-800-395-2132
  • Vet2Vet: Veteran's Crisis Hotline
  • 1-877-VET2VET (838-2838)
  • United Way 211
  • Cell Phones: 211
  • 1-800-472-4626

Counseling and Treatment in Mid-Missouri

Local Resources and Support Organizations